Requires Photography

Dress

American
1855–60


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

L. center front .407 M.

Accession Number

45.750a-d

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Dress, in four parts, of printed silk muslin. White ground with design in shades of purple and dark brown, powdered repeat of minute flowers and border flounces of small-scale rose garlands; full skirt with two flounces trimmed with narrow purple and white silk fringe, skirt lined with cream colored stiffened muslin, in part missing; boned bodice with deep V at center front, short puffed sleeves trimmed with net and purple and white ribbons, neck line trimmed with net and Valenciennes lace, laced down center back, lined with white silk taffeta; evening bodice (?) in two parts intended to be laced center front and center back. Lower edge of daytime bodice has been altered somewhat.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Carleton Hunneman